PRESS RELEASE: Prevention of Congenital Syphilis
The STIRR statement on syphilis, "Prevention of Congenital Syphilis: Guidelines for Syphilis Screening in Pregnancy in the St. Louis Region" was announced at a press release on Monday April 24 2017 with Director of MO DHHS, Dr. Randall Williams. The STIRR recommendation is for the testing of all pregnant women for syphilis, with repeat testing early in the third trimester of pregnancy and again at delivery for the St. Louis region.
See the full statement for details:
Prevention of Congenital Syphilis
NOTICE: 6.10.16. Bicillin Shortage
June 10th, 2016: The St. Louis area is currently experiencing a shortage of the drug penicillin benzathine G (Bicillin). For recommendations on dealing with this situation, read this memo.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC website provides overviews of all STIs, national epidemiology as well as state epidemiology for many STIs. Treatment guidelines are available in PDF or via smartphone application. The CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Atlas is an excellent resource which includes surveillance data, including at county-level.
CDC NCHHSTP Atlas
National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers
NNPTC offers training course in STI topics as well as a free clinical consultation system for providers.
American Sexually Transmitted Disease Association
ASTDA publishes Sexually Transmitted Diseases journal and offers resources, including a web based science series.
MO Dept of Health & Senior Services: PrEP
The MO DHSS PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) page includes Pathways to Get PrEP in St. Louis, Capacity Building for PrEP Implementation, PrEP Provider Directory, and other resources for both providers and consumers.
MO DHSS PrEP Resources
Missouri PrEP Implementation Toolkit
The MO PrEP Implementation toolkit includes resources for providers and administrators. (Updated 8.23.17)
MO PrEP Implementation Toolkit